Depression may affect ability to digest food
Research shows that depression in young people is often followed by arthritis and diseases of the digestive system.
It also shows that skin diseases are common after anxiety disorders.
The study suggests that mental disorders are often responsible for physical diseases as you grow older. This means there is a need to look at an healthcare approach that combines both mental and physical care.
The study was done in the United States among over 6,000 teenagers between 13 to 18 years.